World Lizard Day

This week’s blog is in celebration of lizards. Those 4 (but sometimes no) legged reptiles come in all different shapes and sizes. From the smallest, the Jaragua Lizard measuring in length 16mm, to the largest lizard in the world, the Komodo Dragon, growing to lengths of up to 3m. That’s 1,875 times bigger. Lizards can…

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Penguin Moult – the scruffy phase. Moulting King Penguins at Volunteer Point, the Falklands. Photo credit: John Buckingham Back to team bird for the keeper blog this week, and this time I’ll be covering penguin moult… because you just can’t have too many blogs about Penguins right? When you first see a moulting penguin, it…

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Primates of the Night

Hello everyone, this week in my blog I will be talking about a highly specialised group of primates that have adapted to live a very different life compared to their other counterparts. This is of course nocturnal primates! Unlike diurnal (active during the day) primates, nocturnal (active during the night) primates have evolved to take…

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Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone for the support they’ve shown Wingham over these last few months, it’s been overwhelming. It’s been nice to see that you guys love the animals as much as us keepers do. Doing the live talk/feeds have also been thoroughly enjoyable as well. I hope everyone finds themselves well and…

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On the 9th July 2020 the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) released a news article about the completed revision of African primate’s assessments and their conservation status. This sadly included the news that almost a third of lemur species are now critically endangered and on the cusp of becoming extinct. Lemurs are only…

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Our Education Team has put together these fun learning packs ideal for all the little monkeys staying indoors and being home educated throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The packs are completely free, just print them out and use the internet to safely research the answers. Many answers can be discovered by using the animal A-Z section…

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